Associate Professor
Program Coordinator
Department of Economics
College of Arts and Sciences
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N. Saint Louis Ave.
BBH 340C
Chicago, IL 60625

SHegerty@neiu.edu

https://github.com/hegerty/




I am an economist, economic geographer, and data scientist in Milwaukee and Chicago. I specialize in international macroeconomics and urban/economic geography, and study financial access from both perspectives. My main research interests include the causes and effects of credit growth in Central and Eastern Europe, and the locations of banking deserts in U.S. central cities.

Here is my CV.

I am currently at Northeastern Illinois University on the Northwest Side of Chicago, and have previously taught at Canisius College in Buffalo (NY), Beloit College (WI), Milwaukee Area Technical College, and UWM. I also taught as a visiting professor at the University of Warsaw. I also work as an Englishlanguage editor for professional journals and individual manuscripts.

I received my Bachelor of Science in History from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. My specialization was in Central/Eastern Europe and the Baltic region, but my thesis examined mid20thcentury expressway expansion in centralcity Milwaukee. I also studied International Relations (and got my first teaching experience) in UWECs  Political Science department. After working in publishing for a few years, I went back to school for my M.A. in Economics from UW–Milwaukee, and continued on to earn a Ph.D. from UWM in 2007.

In my spare time, I enjoy and play music of all types. I particularly like “old school” R&B, the classical works of Igor Stravinsky, norteña, Afrobeat, and Russian pop. I have played bass in a number of bands and gospel groups, and am currently working on performing both original and classic children’s songs on guitar.